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From Anthony Goubard <>
Subject Re: ANT 1.7 features suggestion
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 21:48:34 GMT

 I understand your point as 2 months ago I was still running Windows 98 
(first edition ;-)) and developing a swing program that could run with 
Java 1.1.8
 As I wrote in my answer to Steve, Ant would still work the same for jdk 
1.2 users, it's just a way to reduce the number of jar files in the lib 

Kenneth Wood wrote:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Anthony Goubard [] 
>Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:01 PM
>To: Ant Developers List
>Subject: ANT 1.7 features suggestion
>   Hello,
>      - I think that more than 50% of the users uses Java 1.4 
>I think that is unrealistic. In decent to large corporations, one
>doesn't change from one release to another release of software like Java or
>even tools like Ant just "whenever". Everything has to be co-ordinated,
>suites of software that work together need to all move together, 
>QA plans have to be updated, new tests run, etc. I think in the 'real'
>world the lag time from one release to another is astoundingly long,
>as least to developers who don't understand why the switch isn't made
>sooner. I assure you there are shops out in the 'real' world running
>Windows 98 or NT using JDK 1.1 or 1.2 while us developers are buzzing
>along using Windows XP or Linux and JDK 1.4 - but we don't necessarily
>represent the majority... 
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